Floor markings have been installed on the Eiffel Tower. - ISA HARSIN / SIPA


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  • France has registered 11 additional Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the epidemic to 29,731. The number of intensive care patients continues to drop with 658 patients.
  • The Minister of Health Olivier Véran proposed Wednesday to the unions an envelope of six billion euros to increase the salaries of non-medical hospital staff.
  • The IMF has warned that the recovery from this "crisis like no other" will be slower than expected. The global economy is therefore expected to contract by 4.9% this year. For France, the contraction in gross domestic product is staggering, at -12.5%.



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7:33 am: Army deployed to Melbourne, Australia, where a new home has emerged

A thousand soldiers will be deployed "in the coming days," said Defense Minister Linda Reynolds. They will notably help to monitor the development of the health status of travelers placed in quarantine in hotels and will also provide logistical assistance to the Covid-19 test structures.

The new epidemic outbreak appeared in a hotel in Melbourne where Australians returning from abroad were staying, as well as in an H&M store in the north of the city. Authorities reported at least 37 new cases nationwide on Thursday, the highest daily total since mid-April. Australia, a country of 25 million people, has recorded 104 deaths since the start of the epidemic.

7:30 a.m .: The Eiffel Tower reopens its doors, Orly takes off on Friday

After three months of closure, it is ready to welcome new visitors and tourists. The Eiffel Tower reopens to the public from 10 a.m. this Thursday. For the moment, only visits by stairs will be possible, up to the 2nd floor. Signposted routes, wearing a mandatory mask, limitation of the number of visitors, distancing ... Reopening is also done with great vigilance.

Orly, the emblematic airport in the south of Paris, will emerge on Friday from nearly three months of forced sleep with a first commercial flight at 6 am bound for Porto. Some 25 destinations will be served, with around 70 takeoffs and landings per day - compared to 600 on average in normal times.

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